One of my favorite authors is John Ortberg. He speaks with such depth and humility. He is not only a man who clearly spends time with Jesus, but after listening to him, you want to spend more time with Jesus too. His latest release, Soul Keeping: Caring for the Most Important Part of You, is no exception.
My favorite thought comes from Dallas Willard who suggests, “You are an unceasing spiritual being with an eternal destiny in God’s great universe. That’s the most important thing for you to know about you. You should write that down. You should repeat it regularly… you think you have to be someplace else or accomplish something more to find peace. But it’s right here. God has yet to bless anyone except where they actually are. Your soul is not is not just something that lives on after your body dies. It’s the most important thing about you. It is your life” (23).
Why do I have this propensity to equate my worth with my work? Why do I tend to look past the people and places in the present and desire what could be and should be in the future? How does purpose and pursuit begin as a daring step of faith and become just another dangerous idol?